The Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is the official voice of the Emory Wheel and is editorially separate from the Wheel's board of editors.

U.S. Government Stimulus Package Fails College Students

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which guaranteed millions of Americans stimulus payments to combat COVID-19’s devastating economic fallout, has excluded millions of “dependent” college students and thus failed American families facing serious financial difficulty during this pandemic.  For families who suddenly have at-home college students to feed and support in quarantine, [...]

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President Fenves, Protect Students, Faculty and Staff of Color

On April 7, the Emory University Board of Trustees announced that Gregory L. Fenves would become Emory’s next president on Aug. 1, 2020. Since President Claire E. Sterk’s retirement announcement, the Presidential Selection Committee has invested considerable energy into interviewing candidates and soliciting student feedback. As we welcome Fenves to the Emory community and introduce [...]

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Professors, Students Need Compassion During the Pandemic

Ever since Emory announced on March 11 that it would shift to remote learning and suspend on-campus activities, the University’s teaching situation has been varied and unequal. As finals season approaches quickly, empathy is more necessary than ever for student success. The recent extension of the pass-fail option is a respectable gesture, but alone, it [...]

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Georgia Must Implement Statewide Mail-In Ballots, Provide Prepaid Postage

As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, presidential primary elections nationwide have been thrown into chaos. While Illinois, Florida, Arizona and Wisconsin proceeded with their primaries as scheduled, numerous other states have pushed theirs back. Georgia postponed its primary elections until May 19 and sent absentee ballot applications to all of the state’s nearly seven million registered [...]

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Emory’s Miscommunication Undermines Commitment to Low-Income Students

Two weeks after promising low-income students a $1,000 Student Support Stipend, Emory revealed on March 28 that the money was a partial advance of housing and dining fee reimbursements earmarked for all students regardless of socioeconomic status. After the Emory community erupted in disbelief, Emory administrators apologized and issued an additional $1,000 to low-income students [...]

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